Energy Access

Low income countries can increase energy access and economic growth by shifting toward renewable sources of energy

SCALING UP RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM IN LOW INCOME COUNTRIES

MORE POWER FOR MORE PEOPLE

The $720 million Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is empowering transformation in the world’s poorest countries by demonstrating the economic, social, and environmental viability of renewable energy. It supports scaled-up deployment of renewable energy solutions like solar, geothermal, and biomass to increase energy access.

While SREP investments align with each recipient country’s priorities, renewable energy mini-grid systems are fast becoming a game-changing solution for countries and regions with isolated, off-grid communities. The SREP is one of the biggest global funders of mini-grids with over $200 million for projects in 14 countries.

 

CLEAN ENERGY MINIGRIDS: ONCE A HOLY GRAIL, NOW A REALITY

Innovations and declining costs have made mini-grids a viable option for energy access in areas that would otherwise be waiting years for grid connection. Read more about how the SREP is supporting mini-grid development in Nepal and Kenya.

Expected Results Highlights

APPROXIMATELY 50% WOMEN

Expected to gain new or improved energy access through 24 SREP projects being implemented in eight 12 countries and one region

Knowledge Center

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FIP Monitoring and Reporting Toolkit

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PPCR Fact Sheet

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIF PORTFOLIO

For a decade, the CIF has built a portfolio of over 300 investments in 72 developing and middle-income countries to scale up renewable energy and clean technologies, mainstream climate resilience in development plans and action, and support the sustainable management of forests.